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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject: lol USA Reply with quote

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Should schools in America teach Arabic numerals?

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any Algorithm also to be banned? (Al- Khwarizmi)
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how many centuries must one go back to find any beneficial contributions to science or society from that part of the world?
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arabic numerals were not invented in Arabia.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Arabic numerals were not invented in Arabia.
India or Persia, I believe.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
So how many centuries must one go back to find any beneficial contributions to science or society from that part of the world?

don't you mean millennia?
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll all just use Chinese:

一 二 三 四 五 六 七 八 九 十
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or maybe Persian: ۰ ۱ ۲ ۳ ۴ ۵ ۶ ۷ ۸ ۹ just no Arabic to be politically correct
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little long but very relevant to this thread if you've got the interest and the time ~13 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvkBlpfbFJM
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